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Couple of questions:
1) Is 550W sufficient for this build if I plan to OC GPU and CPU?
2) Will the Sapphire 6950 fit in the Antec 600?
3) I'm still deciding on future CrossfireX. I've heard great things about the Extreme4. Anyone have any experience with this mobo?

If you guys see anywhere I could save some money, please let me know.

Thanks!

EDIT!: Sorry, budget is around $1000. This build right now falls around $1100. Thanks!
Edited by guanton - 4/21/11 at 1:20am
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What is your final budget..
I say get a nice 750 watt psu.. I know overkill now.. but when you crossfire you won't have to worry about the psu!.
Nice looking build if you're not gonna/thinking of crossfire later.
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Originally Posted by guanton View Post

Couple of questions:
1) Is 550W sufficient for this build if I plan to OC GPU and CPU?
2) Will the Sapphire 6950 fit in the Antec 600?
3) I'm still deciding on future CrossfireX. I've heard great things about the Extreme4. Anyone have any experience with this mobo?

If you guys see anywhere I could save some money, please let me know.

Thanks!
I would suggest u to get a better hdd,
get western digital cavair black 1tb,its a sata3 hdd,
like another member said,I recommend u to get a 750watt psu,
corsair tx750 v2
or
antec true power new tp750
is your best option,
hope this helps
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A better PSU would be needed for CF. 650 or 700W in case of the 6950s.

Also, I'd get a 6950 2G or GTX 560Ti. Going with the 6950 1G is pointless IMO, especially since the 2G has a chance to unlock.
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I would suggest u to get a better hdd,
get western digital cavair black 1tb,its a sata3 hdd,

like another member said,I recommend u to get a 750watt psu,
corsair tx750 v2
or
antec true power new tp750
is your best option,
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He did get a "better" hdd, by going with the Samsung Spinpoint F3. It's faster than the WD Black drives. Yes, even faster than the WD Black SATA 6Gbp/s drives. The Spinpoint F3 has less platters.
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A better PSU would be needed for CF. 650 or 700W in case of the 6950s.

Also, I'd get a 6950 2G or GTX 560Ti. Going with the 6950 1G is pointless IMO, especially since the 2G has a chance to unlock.
I agree on the ATI consideration, could be unlocked.

These SB builds have caught my eye as of late, simple build with possible high overclocks.. who doesn't love that.
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XFire 6950 2GB's w/ unlocked shaders. *drools*

I totally agree with everyone else. Drop the 1GB and get the 2GB and unlock it.

For the PSU, if you plan on XFire'ing, you'll need a way better PSU. Get a 750w.
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I would suggest u to get a better hdd,
get western digital cavair black 1tb,its a sata3 hdd,
like another member said,I recommend u to get a 750watt psu,
corsair tx750 v2
or
antec true power new tp750
is your best option,
hope this helps
Why pay a lot more money for the WD when the F3 is as good as, or even better. hdd's can't take advatange of sata3, they can't even take full advatange of sata2!! So keep the F3!
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Thanks for the great replies guys, I'm currently on the look for a better PSU that falls within the same price range as mine ~$60 and possibly a 2GB 6950. The cheapest 2gb 6950 is HIS, and I don't know if I trust that brand. I like Sapphire. Any input on this?
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Thanks for the great replies guys, I'm currently on the look for a better PSU that falls within the same price range as mine ~$60 and possibly a 2GB 6950. The cheapest 2gb 6950 is HIS, and I don't know if I trust that brand. I like Sapphire. Any input on this?
HIS is an excellent brand, but I like Sapphire better. What is the difference in price?
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